Saturday November 24th 2012 we kicked off the second annual Bentall FloorPlay Tournament. What’s this you ask? Well, we first conceived the idea for a ball hockey tournament in 2011 to try to take advantage of the 12 levels of parkade which resides at the back entrance to the Athletic Club. The parkade is often empty after business hours and with some careful consideration, we decided ball hockey was most suited for our underground sporting arena. Voila – FloorPlay! So, this year’s event was a huge success and big thanks to the 10 teams and 4 sponsors for coming out and bringing such enthusiasm and fun personalities to the event.
It seems our equation for success was simple and timeless… Hockey, Music, Beer and Pizza!!!
Before I tell you more about the proceedings of event day, I want to tell you a little more about our partner and charity for the event: Inspire Health. They are an integrative health care clinic in British Columbia that provides cancer care programs for all walks of life. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or have someone close to you who’s been affected by cancer, or even just trying to decide what are the best choices to avoid cancer… then InspireHealth is there for you.
InspireHealth is a group physicians & health care professionals who have created cancer care treatment and wellness programs to manage people’s care based on the newest knowledge and evidence based research regarding cancer and prevention. They coined the term “thrivorship” which implies that thriving in your life through a healthful diet, physical activity, stress management, psychosocial support, community involvement, and avoidance of environmental toxins, are all key ingredients to avoid cancer, and recurrence.
We’re proud to report at we collectively raised $3430.00 for InspireHealth through the 2012 Floorplay event. Also big congratulations to Mike Pover at Rize Alliance for winning the Bentall Shield who personally raised $625 as well through his team the FloorSkins raised an astounding $1075. Wow excellent work!
Last, the winners of the 2012 Bentall FloorPlay tournament was Architrix Design Studio in a nail biting 13-12 finish against KPMG. The score was actually tied 12-12 at the final whistle and went on a further 6 minutes of sudden death overtime. It was amazing to see two teams so evenly matched and perform under pressure. The stick handling was near perfect and it was amazing to see the hockey skills and occasionally the ball magnificently plucked out of the air off the stick to save a goal. Voted Most Valuable Player for the tournament – Chris Guy, and Man of the Match David Hasson for ripping in the tournament winning goal.
Best Attire and Team Spirit: Multiple Scorgasims
1st: Architrix Design Studio
4th: Shockers ( BC Paramedics )
7th: Abbarch Architecture
8th: Multiple Scoregasms
A big thanks to the Sponsors: SmytheRatcliffe, KPMG, Marsh, Architrix Design Studio, Arbonne: Johanna Hunt and Annka Raskin and Dj All Tunes. Thanks to Robin Russell, Mike Hall, Greg, Bentall Kennedy, Bro Jake at Rock 101.9, InspireHealth, Lionel Wilson, Sinead Keane, Dale Walters, Brian Kaplain and Ben and the Rigside Lounge… This event would not be possible without you.